Emily Owens, MD

CW TV series Emily Owens MDNetwork: The CW
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: October 16, 2012 — February 5, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Aja Naomi King, Kelly McCreary, Harry Lennix, Necar Zadegan, and Michael Rady.

TV show description:      
Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer) thought that she was done with the world of high school. After all, she graduated years ago and has now finished medical school as well. Unfortunately, her years as a geeky girl have come back to haunt her.

Emily is beginning an internship at Denver Memorial Hospital, a facility where her med-school crush Will Collins (Justin Hartley) is also an interning. Unfortunately, her high school nemesis, gorgeous and popular Cassandra Kopelson (Aja Naomi King), is also interning at Denver Memorial as well.

Another intern, Tyra Dupre (Kelly McCreary), warns Emily that the cliques at the hospital are all too familiar: the jocks have become orthopedic surgeons; the mean girls are in plastic surgery; and the rebels are in the ER. Tyra has her own awkward place as “the principal’s kid” since her father, Doctor Tim Dupre (Harry Lennix), is the chief resident. Tyra latches onto Emily as a new friend, and immediately begins confiding in her. Nothing is too personal to share with Emily — Tyra is a lesbian, that she hasn’t come out to her father yet and she’s interested in dating a certain nurse.

Emily soon realizes that the long-standing rivalry she had with Cassandra back in high school is only going to grow. Both Emily and Cassandra are competing to impress brilliant Doctor Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan), a world-famous cardiothoracic surgeon who’s been an inspiration and role model to both of them for years.

While Emily and Cassandra vie for Doctor Bandari’s approval, they’re also competing for Will’s attention. Handsome Will and Emily were friends in medical school but Emily was always hoping for more. Will has made it clear that he likes their relationship the way it is — as just friends. Emily struggles to convince herself that being friends with Will is enough, but it bothers her to see Will and Cassandra even talking with one another.

Meanwhile, Emily is also getting to know Doctor Micah Barnes (Michael Rady), a nerdy yet smart and handsome resident. Micah is faced with serious medical issues within his own family, and Emily’s compassion proves an invaluable help. Impressed with Emily’s medical skills and warm bedside manner, Micah brings her in on a delicate surgery and talks her through the procedure, boosting her confidence and bringing them closer — both professionally and personally.

With the long hours, the heavy workload, and personal drama filling her first days as an intern, Emily still fees like she’s the new geeky kid all over again. It’s just as awkward as high school. Somehow however, she’s sure that she can make it.

Series Finale:     
Episode #13 — “Emily and… the Leap”
Emily’s decision about starting a relationship with Micah becomes even more complicated when Will hears about it and begins to feel jealous. Emily and Tyra treat an unruly woman, but after learning of her home hoarding situation, Emily wonders if the woman’s personality changes may be caused by her many cats. Now that Cassandra and Will have broken up, Cassandra’s strictly professional behavior distracts Will and causes him to misdiagnose their patient. Meanwhile, Micah’s sister comes to town after finding out the truth about their mother.
First aired: February 5, 2013


What do you think? Do you like the Emily Owens, MD TV series? Do you think that it should have been cancelled or renewed for another season?

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  1. Cindy Hamilton says

    Please bring this one back. It’s worth watching. I didn’t see it soon enough. Heard about it from word of mouth. Have enjoyed what I’ve seen

  2. says

    I REALLY liked the show. So different from other medical shows whose Drs. spend more time thinking about sex in the break room then the patients. It was quirky, charming and had very likeable characters. Disappointed it’s been cancelled!

  3. Kim Robinson says

    There are very few good shows on tv today and this is one of them, to find out that it was cancelled I was very disapppointed, please reconsider and bring the show back! but have Emily get with Micah

  4. Briana says

    I actually cannot believe that you guys cancelled it. It was an amazing show with awesome ideas. It kept me on the edge of my seat and always wanted to watch more. I have no idea why you would want to cancel such a show

  5. Leah says

    Please reconsider canceling Emily Owens MD. I love this show along with many others and I am extremely sad that this show is canceled. This medical show reminds me of Greys Anatomy but for the younger generation… I am going to miss this so extremely since I have watched it every week since it started. I think this show could be huge, but how can you tell by just one season!!!

  6. Teresa says

    Please don’t cancele this show it is the best show on TV. I think it just needs a bit more time and some advertising and it will be a hit.

  7. says

    I love Emily Owens M.D.! I can’t believe it’s been cancelled!!! I don’t have cable so I have to wait and watch it on Hulu. I was so excited waiting for a new episode and there is says series finale, Seriously?! I really hope that they can reconsider. A lot of people don’t watch shows on cable anymore. I hope that they track it’s popularity in other ways. I have never watched a shows premeire on cable so if they depend on that of course they will have low numbers. Who sits at home waiting for shows to start anymore? With all this video streaming its so much easier to watch what you want when you want it. As for the Arrow and Beauty and the Beast. I can’t believe they chose those over Emily! Boooo CW!

  8. Lillian says

    I can’t believe this show is canceled. Truly one of the better shows this season and the network should definitely consider bringing it back. If not, is there any way that another network will pick this up? If CW takes this show away, I am willing to boycott all of their shows moving forward.

    Emily Owens FTW!

  9. Judy Staats says

    I love this show. It was my favorite new show and I looked forward to it. It was smart, funny, realistic. The characters were engaging. I think CW should have given it a chance to build an audience. Cheers would have been cancelled by the standards they use today.

  10. barbara says

    I think the show was just mildly entertaining. The plot was somewhat silly. My husband did a surgical residency and it was really intense; no one had time to flirt, etc. Most surgical residents are totally exhausted.

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